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Family Guy episode
Episode no. Season 15
Episode 11
Directed by Jerry Langford
Written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Production code EACX08
Original air date January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)
Guest appearance(s)

Lucas Grabeel
Chris Gronkowski as himself
Dan Gronkowski as himself
Glenn Gronkowski as himself
Gordon Gronkowski as himself
Rob Gronkowski as himself
Mae Whitman

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"Gronkowsbees" is the eleventh episode of the fifteenth season of the animated sitcom Family Guy, and the 280th episode overall. It aired on Fox in the United States on January 15, 2017, and is written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and directed by Jerry Langford. In this episode, New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski (guest starring as himself) moves into the Griffins' neighborhood and instantly befriends Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe, inviting them to parties every day. In the episode subplot, Brian and Stewie take up beekeeping.[1]


After one of Peter Griffin's neighbors is found killed by a cat, he gains a new neighbor in the form of Rob Gronkowski, his brothers, and his dad where their antics start to annoy Peter. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian make honey to sell at the Quahog Farmer's Market. It's such a success that he has to give his bees steroids to produce more. The bees gain super strength and attack Brian and Stewie, but they trick the bees into attacking Gronkowski instead. The attack causes Gronkowski and his family to move out of Quahog much to the relief of Peter and his friends. Later, it's reported that Gronkowski was suspended from the New England Patriots due to testing positive for steroids.


The episode received an audience of 3.55 million viewers, a decrease from the previous episode,[2] and making it the third-most watched show of the night, behind The Mick and The Simpsons.[3]

John Schwartz of Bubbleblabber gave the episode a 9/10.[4]


  1. ^ "'Gronkowsbees'". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "'The Simpsons' and FOX adjust down, still above average: Sunday final ratings". TV By The Numbers by January 10, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ "'The Simpsons,' many others adjust down, final NFL numbers: Sunday final ratings". TV By The Numbers by January 18, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Review: Family Guy "Gronkowsbees"". Bubbleblabber. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 

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